Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body.
As a natural therapy reflexology uses only the techniques of human therapeutic touch and interaction to bring about it’s results. It seeks to work with the body’s natural, healing properties.
Reflexology is based in the discovery that there are points on the feet and hands which correspond to organs, systems and structures within our entire body. This corresponding relationship is called a ‘reflex’. When a reflex is stimulated at one point brings about a response in another point area. In reflexology, by using special pressure techniques to stimulate the points on the feet and hands, imbalances in the tissues, organs and systems of the body can be both detected and effectively treated to restore balance and well-being.
Reflexology Physical & Psychological Responses
Reflexology induces a state of deep relaxation and since it has been estimated that about 75% of physical illness are related to stress, this is a major contribution to the return of health. As treatments continue over time this state of relaxation becomes deeper and more established.
Reflexology stimulates a freer flow of blood and lymph supply to cells and tissues. This circulatory effect may not seem like much, but in fact it is crucial to health. Good circulation is of utmost importance in nourishing cells and eliminating waste from the body. The ‘cleansing’ and ‘nourishing’ effects of a reflexology treatment are a major part of its effectiveness.
Improved circulation can be measured in terms of heat; after treatment a significant beneficial rise in temperature occurs which can last for several hours. The circulation of the entire body is therefore enhanced.
Reflexology stimulates nerve supply and flow of nerve energy in the body, enhancing energy and vitality. This is entirely beneficial stimulation.
Reflexology enhances your sense of well-being. Touch is perhaps the primary medium of communication of love and self esteem. Feeling cared for, we respond with an enhanced sense of security and self-esteem which allows us to grow, to be healthy, to engage in a loving relationship with our self and have a deep connection with ourselves.